I scratched my alar base by accident 5 weeks post-op!
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1 month post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for enquire.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity. In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months. To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Scratch after rhinoplasty
Dear Sunshine8497, It is difficult to tell whether there is a significant injury to the nose without pictures or an in office exam. If it is a simple minor scratch, it is unlikely that there was any damage to the nose. However, it is best to schedule a time to see your surgeon to make sure there are no concerns. Best of luck to you.
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